Julia Robertson’s Last Call (a short story and opportunity)

In case you missed the memo, I started something new last week. That something new is taking $5 from folks to write a short story or flash fiction piece in which they get killed. Some people may call that selling out, I like to call it blood money myself. Our first contestant on the wheel … Continue reading Julia Robertson’s Last Call (a short story and opportunity)

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Kat Folland’s Early Retirement (a short story and opportunity)

@KatFolland was my 1st subject in an experiment of killing real people in #shortstories. Completed today, will publish on my blog & eBook. — Nathan Weaver (@babylontales) February 2, 2015 This is the first in what I hope to be many short stories. The project is simple, I'm taking $5 from folks who are willing … Continue reading Kat Folland’s Early Retirement (a short story and opportunity)

A response to Raani York’s “How Authors would wish their books to be reviewed”

Once upon a time Raani York, an author, wrote a blog post titled How Authors would wish their books to be reviewed and some people thought it was cool. Others thought it was kinda lame. I decided to read it. I fell into the latter category. And, I decided to write a blog post, too! … Continue reading A response to Raani York’s “How Authors would wish their books to be reviewed”

On Writing (Part 3): Narrative Should be Confident

A common thing to do with narrative is to have doubt, lack confidence. I catch myself doing this sometimes. I think it's OK for characters to have doubt internally and express that through narrative, or dialogue. But sometimes that doubt bleeds through into narrative. The narrator's voice should be confident, and harbor no doubt. Typically this is … Continue reading On Writing (Part 3): Narrative Should be Confident

Musical Writing Prompt #2

The second week of the Musical Writing Prompt brings us something completely different. Our first song was Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA. A little 1970s pop for inspiration. This week, on the other hand, is going back in time even further and ditching pop altogether. Unless you consider that classical music was the (pop)ular music … Continue reading Musical Writing Prompt #2